Learning with nature
Wild Awake Education aims to rekindle environmental and cultural resilience through the (re)learning of ancestral and traditional skills in nature.
It is grown from the belief in the need to preserve wildness in ourselves, in our landscapes and in our cultures.
We run classes and offer nature connection programmes to people from all walks of life. It is no secret that Nature-deficit disorder, a term coined by author Richard Louv, is something experienced by many of us in this age. A love of nature and a wish to share that with people, to inspire effective earth stewards, is at the heart of what we do. We envisage a future where our relationship with the earth is founded in compassion, dignity and respect.
Wild Awake recognises the provenance of these skills and teachings from our ancestors as well as the practises of indigenous peoples. It is not our intention to culturally appropriate from native peoples, but to create community and ceremony that actively engages in a reciprocal relationship with the more-than-human world. We believe that these skills lose their meaning when practised in isolation and that it is the efforts of a community which can create a better world for our future generations as we face a warming and changing planet.
We hope that you will join us on this journey in recognising ourselves as a part of nature, not apart from it.